Price Shopping – Who Benefits?

Price Shopping – Who Benefits?

Everyone wants to know… “what’s your best (lowest price)?”guarantee-badge

Ah no, Here we go again. Yes I am saying this buzzword. Why, you might ask? Well, allow me to explain this to everyone from homeowner to professional plumber. Nowadays it seems like every day, we in the professions of plumbing, mechanical and electrical contracting are hit with this buzzword non-stop. What does it mean?

Good question, because I certainly don’t know but I think I have a clue. I am assuming everyone that I talk to wants an estimate with your best (lowest) price and there is the deal! Well allow me to explain the false sense of security with this practice. No two businesses are the same! WAIT A MINUTE…. Did he just say what I thought he said? Let me repeat that again,

NO TWO BUSINESSES ARE THE SAME!” Got it. Good, lets continue…

The model that a business operates with is tied to 4 basic functions: labor, material, overhead and profit. The concept is pretty basic yet it governs every business from Google to the handyman. So as a business grows so does its expenses which affects the price a business charges to provide a good or service. I realize this a very basic over view but it does show how all businesses function and that will never change. The laws of accounting can’t be made to show something that is not there.

Look at the value they deliver for what they provide!

So the next time you look for a plumbing or HVAC professional to provide a service to you don’t look at the price they are charging, but rather look at the value they deliver for what they provide. In the end price shopping has no benefits to anyone. Remember this little saying ” The quality of a job is not important when the price is cheap.” 

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Author: john

John Quinn is the Operations Manager of Quinn’s Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC of Reading PA. He has over 30 years experience in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, water treatment and electrical fields, in particular with residential mechanical systems for small businesses and individual home owners. The reason Quinn decided to concentrate on his own business was because he loves what he does and it allows him to meet people and he enjoys a challenge, it’s a great chance to mix business with pleasure. Quinn earned his engineering degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in mechanical engineering through the VA higher education program. He is a 5 year combat veteran of the US Marine Corps and also a graduate of the Murrell T. Dobbins Technical High School Plumbing and Heating Apprentice Program in Philadelphia and is also certified a Master Plumber, Master HVAC Mechanic and Electrician. He lives in Reading with his wife Mary Quinn who is also his business partner. They have 2 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren. When he is not working, Quinn likes to scuba dive or work on his model train collection. John Quinn can be reached at , or by calling (610) 376-6001 or (215) 242-6329.

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